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February 21st 2011

Fighters Only Babe battles for Strikeforce role

Fighters Only discovery Ashley Salazar is gunning for a place in the final round of the Strikeforce ring girl competition, which is currently underway. The competition, which Strikeforce is running via their Facebook page, has seen the former Fighters Only 'Babe' already through the preliminary rounds. Should Ashley receive the most votes in the final round, she...
February 21st 2011

Kazuyuki Miyata lands Nike sponsorship

There isn’t much positive news about Japanese MMA at present but Kazuyuki Miyata at least has something to be happy about.The DREAM fighter has signed a sponsorship deal with sportswear giant Nike, adding his name to a fairly exclusive list of top athletes who can say the same.Miyata is on a seven-fight winning streak and closing in on the Dream featherweight...
February 21st 2011

Dana: Japan show on UFC schedule this year

The UFC will stage a show in Japan this year, according to an MMA magazine there.Japanese MMA magazine Kamipro have an interview with UFC president Dana White in their latest issue and the show is mentioned therein.“A Japan event is already in this years schedule,” the promoter says. Kampiro also notes in its table of contents that “Finally, in...
February 21st 2011

Lindland says Sonnen "not training enough"

Matt Lindland wants his friend and training partner Chael Sonnen to use his hiatus from competition to expand his skillset - but says that the UFC middleweight challenger is in fact not training enough.“Chael is in the gym, not as frequent as he should be. Three or four times a week is not as frequent as he should be. He should probably be putting in high...
February 19th 2011

Manhoef was offered UFC spot in 2007

Melvin Manhoef appeared on TapouT Radio last night, during which he talked about his career to date and, among other things, told the hosts that he had never been offered a contract with the UFC.But the hard-hitting middleweight WAS offered a deal with the UFC in 2007, prior to the company’s re-entry to the UK market with UFC 70.A key UFC source told Fighters...
February 19th 2011

Florian makes featherweight debut against Nunes at UFC 131

Kenny Florian has revealed the name of his first opponent in the UFC featherweight division.During his spot on MMA Live this week he said he will fight Diego Nunes at UFC 131 on June 11th in Vancouver, Canada.Florian’s move to featherweight was only made official recently and he is expected to be fast-tracked as a contender.Possibly a win over Nunes will be...
February 19th 2011

Ortiz out, Davis in versus Little Nog at Fight Night 24

Tito Ortiz has pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 24 fight with Rogerio Nogueira after sustaining a cut in training that required stitching.The news was broken by UFC president Dana White on Twitter. He revealed that Phil Davis is stepping in for Ortiz.“Tito has pulled out of Fight Night due to getting stitches. 8-0 Phil davis will be fighting Lil Nog now and is...
February 18th 2011

Hamill coach: "Rampage easier than Phil Davis, strategically"

Matt Hamill’s trainer and manager Duff Holmes says he asked the UFC to match his fighter with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson back when Jackson was matched with Lyoto Machida.He was hoping Jackson would lose to Machida because that would make a follow-on fight with Hammil more likely. He told MMA Junkie he is glad the former champion has now accepted the...
February 18th 2011

Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin III: Ultimate Tweeting

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin have had two fights in the UFC cage and last night started a third one on Twitter, fast becoming the arena of choice for 21st century fall-outs. Griffin ruffled Ortiz’s feathers with a post that made fun of Ortiz’s notorious fondness of detailing all his injuries during post-fight interviews.“I am the new Tito: bitch...

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